RULE 38.5.3209 - DESIGNATION AND MAINTENANCE - MINIMUM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
RULE 38.5.3209. DESIGNATION AND MAINTENANCE - MINIMUM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
(1) An applicant for eligible telecommunications carrier status must demonstrate the requirements for designation will be met upon designation or within a reasonable time following designation, and, on request by the commission, existing eligible telecommunications carriers must demonstrate the requirements for designation are being met or will be met within a reasonable time following a review of status proceeding.
(2) The minimum requirements for designation and maintenance of status as an eligible telecommunications carrier include:
(b) advertising the availability of the supported services and the charges for those services using media of general distribution as required by 47 CFR 54.201 (d) (2) ;
(c) providing the supported services throughout the designated service area to all customers making a reasonable request for service, including low-income, low-density, rural, insular, and high-cost customers, and, for service in rural areas, in a manner reasonably comparable and at a rate reasonably comparable to similar services offered in urban areas;
(d) satisfying applicable consumer protection and service quality standards;
(e) offering a local usage plan comparable to the one offered by the incumbent local exchange carrier; and
(f) demonstrating eligible telecommunications carrier status is in the public interest.(NEW, 2005 MAR p. 653, Eff. 4/29/05.)
69-3-822, MCA; IMP, 69-3-840, MCA;
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